Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes – Animation

Animation Production kicked off at the beginning of January with a dear friend of the production coming in from Los Angeles, Winn O’Brien

Having known and worked with Winn since college I knew he was the perfect guy to get 45RPM’s animation production started off on the right foot.

We planned sequences, troubleshooted problems, and jumped in to creating several scenes using pixelation, stop motion, paint on glass, rotoscoping, and digital effects.

It was Winn’s first trip to Arkansas and he seemed embrace the culture of fish frys, camo, and heavy accents. He also tried his first hushpuppy!

Thanks for all your help Winn & best of luck for your upcoming move to Canada.

-Juli Jackson





Behind the Scenes: Production Day 19

Behind The Scenes Day 19

Mike Poe shows 45 RPM cast and crew shooting a scene in Little Rock on Production Day 19 at Been Around Records and later that day – a green screen shoot of bus interiors at Arrow Bus Lines.

Check out the previously posted on-set shenanigans from this day here

Behind the Scenes – Production Day 13

Behind The Scenes - Day 13

Lucky 13! This day found the 45 RPM crew in Stanford, Arkansas. The whole community got together, bringing out tables, and 1000s of personal items to help create our very own Swap Meet set for the movie. Thank you so much to everyone that participated!
Stills by photographer Kandi Cook

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Behind the Scenes – Production Day 0

On September 27th, 2011, cast & crew had started to arrive in Paragould, Arkansas for the start of 45 RPM’s principle photography. We took the opportunity to get some great aerial footage with local pilots who donated their services.

Big thanks to Joey Massey and Harvey Songer for taking an interest in our production!

Music by Youell Swinney
From the upcoming album, Poor Man’s Lament
Listen to it here!

Behind the scenes footage captured by Lee Lyons and Juli Jackson

Animation Test: Paint on Glass

One type of animation that will be used in 45RPM to characterize Charlie’s artistic perspective is a technique I fell in love with long ago – paint on glass. I like to think of it as paint stopmotion. Some animators known for this technique include Aleksandr Petrov and Caroline Leaf.


I had fun today doing some tests. Getting set up and creating some odd 10 seconds of simple animation taught me much about how I need to approach what we will be creating for the film – like acrylic paint is great to do simple quick designs and creates a great animated drying effect but to make anything more detailed, oil paints must be used.

The process really does give a whole new meaning to “watching paint dry.”

And I have to track down some different software for capturing in order to get the file size & aspect ratio I want.

So today, I made the following experiment to celebrate my favorite holiday. Thanks to Jacob Adams for recording the mini soundtrack for me.


-Juli Jackson

Behind The Scenes – Production Day 18

Production Day 18 found the 45RPM crew shooting at the Arkansas Record & CD Exchange in Little Rock. Thanks again to Mike Poe for the behind the scenes photos.

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Behind the Scenes – Production Day 17

Photographer Mike Poe was on set during 45RPM filming on Production Day 17! Take a look as the crew shoots the lounge scene at Martha’s Rock City Lounge in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Keep up with more 45RPM action on Facebook and more in our Behind The Scenes page!

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Behind The Scenes – Production Day 11

Tanner Smith, a young Arkansas filmmaker and actor, put together some great documentation of our shoot day at Dean’s Laundromat in Pocahontas, Arkansas while he was on set playing the role of “Ted.”

You can find more of Tanner Smith’s work here and his insightful movie reviews on the T Tauri Galaxy.

Behind the Scenes: Production Day 12

Photographer Kandi Cook was on set during 45RPM filming on Production Day 12! Take a look as the crew shoots a scene at Tim’s Weird World in Paragould, Arkansas!

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Behind the Scenes – Antics

Day 19 of Principle Photography, we are scheduled to shoot scenes on a bus. Some of crew decides to reenact a scene from the movie Speed instead.

Watch the results here! *Please advise, these clips contain adult language*

A quick rehearsal first.

And then the scene

Please note these set shenanigans were led by the one and only Lee Lyons.